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  • Must see
    Exhibition

    ARTIST ROOMS Self Evidence | Photographs by Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

    Portrait

    Until Sun 20 Oct 2019

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Lecture or talk

    Sculpting the Nation: the Statuary on the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    Portrait

    Tue 18 Jun 2019

    12:45 - 1:15pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Once-A-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing

    Portrait

    Every third Wednesday of the month
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Special event

    The Long Look: Book Launch and Signing

    Portrait

    Fri 21 Jun 2019

    5 - 7pm

    Free

  • Lecture or talk SOLD OUT

    Inside Out: Findlay and the Portrait Gallery Walking Tour

    Portrait

    Tue 25 Jun 2019

    12:45 - 1:45pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Autism-Friendly Early Openings (all ages)

    Portrait

    Sun 30 Jun 2019

    9 - 10am

    Free

  • Music concert

    Dementia-friendly Concert - Live Music Now: Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie

    Portrait

    Mon 22 Jul 2019

    11 - 11:30am

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Once-a-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing

    Portrait

    Every third Wednesday of the month
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

    +6 other sessions

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Charcoal

    Portrait

    Thu 5 and thu 12 Sep 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Pastels

    Portrait

    Thu 19 and Thu 26 Sep 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Easel Sketching in the Gallery

    Portrait

    Thu 19 Sep 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

    +6 other sessions

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Watercolour

    Portrait

    Thu 3 and Thu 10 Oct 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Special event

    British Sign Language (BSL) workshop: Mindfulness and Art

    Portrait

    Sun 6 Oct 2019

    1 - 4:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Visually Impaired Tour and Workshop: The Long Look | The Making of a Portrait

    Portrait

    Wed 16 Oct 2019

    10:15am - 3:30pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Amplified Tour: The Long Look | The Making of a Portrait

    Portrait

    Sun 20 Oct 2019

    11am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Course

    Art for Absolute Beginners: Acrylics

    Portrait

    Thu 24 and Thu 31 Oct 2019
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Tour

    Gallery Social: The Long Look | The Making of a Portrait (for anyone affected by dementia)

    Portrait

    Fri 25 Oct 2019

    10:30am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Display

    The Modern Portrait

    Portrait

    Until Sun 27 Oct 2019

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Exhibition

    The Long Look | The Making of a Portrait

    Portrait

    Until Sun 27 Oct 2019

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

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Guided tours and workshops

Guided tours and workshops

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Friends go free

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Past exhibitions

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About the National Galleries of Scotland

About the National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international art and aims to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public.